Job Description

  • Position Type:
    Curriculum & Instruction Support- District/Instructional Specialist

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Cotton Boll Elementary - Peoria, AZ

  •   Additional Information:
    Position Title: Reading Specialist

    Department: K-12 Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

    Supervisor: Administrator for K-12 Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
    Term of Employment: 9 Months
    Salary Classification: Teacher Salary Schedule

    Job Summary: The person in this role will provide specialized reading instruction for K-3 students in need of reading intervention, and interact and support colleagues in the area of literacy instruction.

    Essential Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include, but are not limited to, the following tasks, duties, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents in this class.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES generally include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
    • Manages the reading intervention program at their site (Program for Accelerating Literacy, PAL).
    • Provides strategic reading instruction to meet the instructional needs of identified learners.
    • Serves as a resource to K-8 teachers in the area of literacy.
    • Provides teacher training at local and district level.
    • Assists school literacy team in analyzing and determining literacy needs specific to school staff and student population.
    • Coordinates and implements state approved benchmark assessments.
    • Trains and assists teachers in the use of assessment data.
    • Assesses and evaluates reading behaviors of students K-8 as a result of Child Study Team referrals.
    • Collaborates with administrators and staff to further school-wide literacy goals.
    • Adapts to a flexible work schedule.
    • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

    • Knowledge of applicable Federal, state, county and city statutes, rules, policies and procedures.
    • Knowledge of applicable Peoria Unified School District and departmental policies and procedures.
    • Instructional expertise in the prevention and remediation of reading difficulties.
    • Specialized knowledge of scientifically based reading research.
    • Ability to model and articulate best practice in reading instruction.
    • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, vendors, students, parents, the general public and others having business with the school district.
    • Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications.

    • Reading Specialist Endorsement required.
    • Five years of successful K-3 teaching experience required with a minimum of one year in PUSD preferred.
    • Must be able to pass a fingerprint and background clearance check
    • May be required to work outside normal working hours
    • May be required to travel to perform work functions

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